September 10th, 2011
04:44 PM ET

Warships free hostage taken from yacht off Yemen

Warships stopped a suspected pirate skiff Saturday and rescued a crew member of a French yacht that sent a distress call this week off the coast of Yemen, officials said.

A helicopter located the yacht after the Thursday night distress call, but an inspection found no one on board.

Two vessels, one French and the other Spanish, trailed the skiff and ordered it to stop, according to European Naval Force Somalia. All of the suspects were detained.

Another yacht crew member was believed to have been killed when the suspects boarded the vessel, the naval force said in a statement.

The skiff sank during Saturday's operation, but neither the hostage nor the suspected pirates were harmed, officials said.

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  1. raven

    Good morning everybody. I can see Russia from my own back yard.

    September 11, 2011 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Ernie D

      Are you announcing that you are running for Pres?

      September 11, 2011 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sarah Palin

    So can I.

    September 11, 2011 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Michelle Bachmann

    I can't see Russia from my backyard, but I have a good chance to be the next presidential candidate for the GOP. I am woman,hear me roar!

    September 11, 2011 at 5:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jimmy Carter

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    September 11, 2011 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. G. W. Bush

    All I can say is that if I were still president, these pirates would all be detained and water boarded. It would serve them right. I'd make them walk the plank too.

    September 11, 2011 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
  6. Obama

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    September 11, 2011 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. Michelle Obama

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    September 11, 2011 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  8. ruffnutt

    it's always nice to know that white people will always be safe and other white people will have my back no matter where i got weather it be downtown or somalia

    September 11, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
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    September 11, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. RUFFNUTT © ( 15th lvl warrior and pontiac engine builder and lover of widowed elves )

    does anyone here think a 1986 monte carlo is a bpc? = black people car.. i dont think so... i just think they are sweet..

    September 11, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
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    September 11, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
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    • RUFFNUTT © ( 15th lvl warrior and pontiac engine builder and lover of widowed elves )

      my father in law has a 87 buick gran national..6800 miles.. i'd buy it from him but he wants 30k... also he let it sit so long the gas tank needs replaced.. the fuel got gummed up..

      September 11, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
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      agreed.. they will post some more soon... hopefully it will be an amazing weather story about it raining somewhere..

      September 11, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
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    September 11, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
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      September 11, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
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